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British woman didn't know she had 27 contact lenses on one eye

British woman didn't know she had 27 contact lenses on one eye

Ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria, who practices at the Solihull Hospital in the United Kingdom, went in for what should've been a routine cataract surgery on a 67-year-old woman and got a little more than she bargained for.

The incident occurred in November previous year but only came to light when the case was published in the British Medical Journal.

A surgical team was able to remove all 27 lenses.

"None of us have ever seen this before", Morjaria said.

According to OT, the patient had been wearing monthly disposable contacts for 35 years but did not regularly go to the eye doctor and had no idea that many contacts were in her eye.

"She was quite shocked", specialist trainee ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria tells Britain's Optometry Today.

She said that she had noticed a bit of dryness and itching, but had not even noticed that any lenses had gone missing.




She said the patient, who did not attend regular optometry appointments, was "shocked". The team later found 10 more lenses in other parts of the eye.

"It was such a large mass".

The lenses, which resembled a "blueish mass" in the 67-year-old patient's eye, were causing the woman discomfort that she simply attributed to dry eye and old age. Double lid eversion and fluorescein staining of the ocular surface can reveal dislocated contact lenses in the upper fornix, ' they said in a report published by The BMJ. Amazing. Please take out your contact lenses.

Prior to her complaints ahead of the planned cataract surgery, the patient did not have any known symptoms associated with the contact lenses.

The Association of Optometrists clinical and regulator officer, Henry Leonard, tells Optometry Today that contact lens issues are quite common, such as being stuck under the upper eyelid or dexterity issues, but this case was "exceedingly rare".

However, the senior citizen brushed it off as she thought it was due to her dry eyes, and her old age.


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